Tuesday, 9 June 2015


I am making a Crazy Quilt with a Seasons theme and I decided to try and recreate an Autumn Fog or mist.

I got out all my scraps of red wool and scrim and started building up some ground onto a piece of water soluble fabric to look like autumn leaves that have already fallen.

Then I added some thread snips to look like twigs and dead leaves.

To help blend it all together I put a piece of red organza over the top.

I put a piece of wash away Solvy over the top and free motion stitched it to hold it all together.

When I had finished stitching, I washed away the water soluble Solvy by immersing it into a bowl of water. I squeezed the excess water out with some paper towel and left it flat to dry.

To make the background, I sponged some paint to represent trees onto some silk fabric. I used some green and gold paint and did a rough drawing of where I would embroider some trees.

After I had embroidered the trees in a pale colour to represent the trees that were to be in the distance, I placed a piece of organza over the top to give a misty, foggy feel.

Then I embroidered the trees that were in the foreground a darker colour.

I think that it does look a bit misty and foggy! I added some hand embroidery over the top of the red to look like like autumn leaves.

It was fun to play around with wool and water soluble fabric and I would like to do more of it.

Bye for now,


jude's page said...

Looks good!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Oh yummy, that organza is special fabric, I use it for thread painting. Lovely block!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jude and Caroline, I bought some more organza to use the other day, but it's not as nice as the hand dyed one I used in this block

crazynewbie said...

That block looks so good Linda. Thanks for the detailed description.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks for dropping by, Claire

Dianne Murcutt said...

Clever little sausage.....

Linda Steele said...

Thanks for dropping by, Dianne